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LightRecycle Washington

Consumer demand for energy-efficient lighting led to a boom in sales of compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). While these lights were undoubtedly much more efficient than standard incandescent bulbs, they had a major drawback in that they contained the element mercury (Hg). Mercury is poisonous and requires specialized disposal in order to protect the public and the environment.

As of January 1, 2015, Washington state residents have been able to recycle mercury-containing lights at no charge. In addition to CFLs, collection sites throughout the state take fluorescent tubes (such as office lighting) and high intensity discharge (HID) lights. Each person may recycle up to ten (10) such lights per day. Please be advised that only the lighting apparatus itself will be accepted. Mounting, light fixtures, and other appurtenances will not be accepted.

Please see the collection sites listed below or you can visit to find a collection site near you.

Collection sites:

Kennewick Ace Hardware and Sporting Goods
2831 W Kennewick Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336

Batteries Plus Bulbs
321 N Columbia Center Boulevard
Kennewick, WA 99336

Ace Hardware and Sporting Goods on Keene Road
103 Keene Road
Richland, WA 99352

Grigg's Department Store Ace Hardware
1415 George Washington Way
Richland, WA 99354

Patnode's True Value
600 9th Street
Benton City, WA 99320

Are you a retailer who would like to participate in LightRecycle Washington? Do you know one? Check out the LightRecycle Washington webpage or call 1-877-592-2971 x354 for more information about how you can participate.


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